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commit 371f3cb5ec3b8ef3135b3729326bfd6c7b7cb85c
parent c331811c91d9141a1b6c5273115517185d39df60
Author: Michael Forney <>
Date:   Fri, 10 Sep 2021 22:45:30 -0700

find: Flush stdout before executing commands

The commands may produce output themselves, so this is required to
ensure that our -print output is actually written before a command's
output, and also that we don't end up with partially written lines
due to stdout buffering intermixed with the output of other commands.

Other implementations of find(1) do the same.

Mfind.c | 5+++++
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/find.c b/find.c @@ -235,6 +235,11 @@ spawn(char *argv[]) pid_t pid; int status; + /* flush stdout so that -print output always appears before + * any output from the command and does not get cut-off in + * the middle of a line. */ + fflush(stdout); + switch((pid = fork())) { case -1: eprintf("fork:");